Neurocenter Finland is a cooperation network that creates a new operating environment for researchers and stakeholders and improves the visibility of research related to neurological issues and brain diseases while improving the availability of information on the subject. The University of Oulu and the Oulu University Hospital are included in the Neurocenter network.
“Neurocenter Finland is part of the national Health Sector Growth Strategy. It also provides Oulu with good opportunities for broad networking by using all the connections and services provided by the Neurocenter to gain visibility for our research”, Professor Kari Majamaa explains.
For decades, Oulu has had significant research on several rare neurological diseases, and Oulu’s role in the Neurocenter is in fact to promote and coordinate research into rare neurological diseases. Kari Majamaa is currently leading a project to create an electronic register for rare diseases.
“In Northern Finland, the genetic profile of the population caused by our settlement history means that there is a high rate of neurological diseases here, which creates good preconditions for research. Some good examples are mitochondrial diseases, rare parkinsonisms and dementias, such as frontotemporal degeneration and Huntington’s disease”, says Professor Anne Remes.
The Oulu University Hospital is an affiliated partner of the European Reference Network of Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND).
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